Recovery and Rehabilitation of the Dancer

Dr Christine Foss, DC, ICSC

Dr Christine Foss has a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from Old Dominion University, a Doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences. She is a certified athletic trainer, Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as well as International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic.



This course will dive into the strategies and considerations in working with the dance athlete.  Gaining a core understanding of dance as a sport and the foundations of which the dance athlete utilizes his/her body. The class will then review the knowledge of the tools in static and dynamic assessment of the dance athlete.  Looking at movement performance and breaks in the kinetic chain may subject the dancer to repetitive injury.


Understand dance as a sport as well as the different types of dance.


Gain knowledge in injury predispositions of the dancer


Understand static and dynamic strategies in treating the dance athlete


Learner will gain skill in assessing the dancer as unique athlete will variable demands on the human frame.

Course breakdown

  • Meaning of Dance
  • Dance the Sport
  • Range of motion and demands for Dance
  • Common injuries
  • Foundation of Dance
  • Footwear considerations and rehab
  • Rehab for the barefoot athlete 
  • Progression of Rehabilitation
  • Challenges of Rehabilitation in Dancers
  • Physiology of Dancer
  • Lower Limb
  • Upper Limb
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Recovery Strategy
  • Return to sport
  • Putting it all together



1.45 hour class – 95.00

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